It’s a new year on Emmerdale and Bernice (played by Samantha Giles) had a meltdown over her 50th birthday, which led to a potentially life-changing and fatal mistake.
The mother-of-two decided to order some dodgy Botox treatment from the internet - begging her best friend and colleague Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) to do the honours of injecting it.
Throughout the ITV soap's latest episode Liam was the talk of the village, as the loveable doctor helped Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) after she fell over and hurt her ankle during a run.
But Bernice’s actions may have destroyed any potential she had for a long and healthy life, as the doctors warned her family and Liam she could face horrific medical problems.
With Bernice currently on life-support, there is even the risk she will die.
Informing Diane Sugden (Elizabeth Estensen) she could end up with “permanent facial paralysis”, the salon-owner’s mother was utterly distraught, and Liam comforted his daughter Leanna Cavanagh (Mimi Slinger) in the background.
The latest storyline could be the catalyst for Liam and Bernice’s inevitable breakup, meaning the doctor could turn back to his ex-wife for support in the aftermath.
Viewers have been watching teacher Maya (Louisa Clein) progressively sink her claws into teenager Jacob Gallagher (Joe Warren-Plant) on the ITV soap over the last several weeks.
While the pair’s connection simply started off as a crush from youngster Jacob, Maya’s behaviour swiftly crossed the line into grooming territory and she has been having a secret inappropriate relationship with Jacob ever since.
It all began when Liam and Maya split up after Leanna’s meddling last year, but the couple